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File #: 2008-0208    Version: 1
Type: Motion Status: Lapsed
File created: 4/7/2008 In control: Utilities and Parks Committee
On agenda: Final action: 2/2/2009
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: A MOTION requesting the executive to solicit approval from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office to increase the overall acreage in the Deed of Right from three hundred thirty acres to five hundred forty-eight acres of the county's interest in Section 36, with future passive development being limited to light impact recreation activities such as pedestrian, equestrian, or biking trails, interpretive signage, picnic areas, and park access road and parking so as not to impair the habitat conservation qualities of the site.
Sponsors: Larry Phillips
Indexes: Parks and Recreation
Staff: Cope, Marilyn
Title
A MOTION requesting the executive to solicit approval from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office to increase the overall acreage in the Deed of Right from three hundred thirty acres to five hundred forty-eight acres of the county's interest in Section 36, with future passive development being limited to light impact recreation activities such as pedestrian, equestrian, or biking trails, interpretive signage, picnic areas, and park access road and parking so as not to impair the habitat conservation qualities of the site.
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WHEREAS, in 1993, the county acquired approximately six hundred twenty eight acres of in 1993 known as Section 36 or Soaring Eagle Park; and
WHEREAS, the county purchased Section 36 with funds from the Interagency Committee for Outdoor Recreation (now known as the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office or RCO), Real Estate Excise Tax and Conservation Futures Tax; and
WHEREAS, the RCO funds for the purchase of Section 36 included a Project Agreement for a conservation easement deed of right on 330 acres of the County's interest in Section 36; and
WHEREAS, the county engaged in a master planning process and held thirteen public hearings to determine the best use of Section 36; and
WHEREAS, the master planning process involved input from local residents, hikers, cyclists, equestrians, sports clubs, environmental advocates and government officials from the executive and legislative branches; and
WHEREAS, on April 20, 1998, the council approved Motion 10446, the Section 36 master plan which provided for the development of 80 acres for active recreation; and
WHEREAS, due to fiscal constraints around the turn of the century, the county did not develop the 80 acres for active recreation in accordance with the master plan: and
WHEREAS, on March 10, 2008, the council approved Ordinance 16032 allowing for the transfer of approximately thirty acres of Section 36 to the city of Sammamish for the pur...

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